Treat patients as people not conditions: Doctors and nurses ORDERED to carry out bedside visits

'Treat patients as people not conditions': Doctors and nurses ORDERED to carry out bedside visits Concerns that traditional practice of chatting to patients at their bedsides every morning has become 'eroded'Terminally ill patients sometimes not asked for their views on resuscitation leading to futile treatment Consultants told to team up with one nurse on the ward for daily rounds | UPDATED: 10:50 GMT, 4 October 2012 Doctors and nurses have been ordered to spend at least five minutes talking to each of their patients every day.

Working women more likely to put on weight "as they put office needs over their health"

Working women more likely to put on weight 'as they put office needs over their health' Scientists claimed career-driven women are inclined to foresake healthy home-cooked food and exercise less | UPDATED: 16:17 GMT, 11 July 2012 Dr Au said: 'Longer work hours may reduce the time spent preparing home-cooked meals' Women who work more than 35 hours every week are more likely to put on weight, according to a new scientific study.

Dying people at risk in nursing shortage crisis

Dying people at risk in nursing shortage crisis as 500 posts remain empty500 more specialist nurses are needed Vacancy rate almost double that of five years ago Annual death toll predicted to hit 586,000 by 2030 A nursing crisis threatens the care of people who are dying, warns a leading health charity. The number of specialist palliative care nurses has fallen by almost seven per cent despite new NHS guidelines pledging 24/7 services for terminally ill patients. At least 500 more specialist nurses are needed as the number of people dying each year is predicted to hit 586,000 by 2030